Friday, December 14, 2012

A rainbow

I just have to tell this little story that happened on my way to work.  I decided to drive DH’s van because my little old Mazda was running rough. His/now my van is almost like new, we bought it in 2000 I think and it was about a year old. It only has 31,??? miles on it. I love being up high. I had a van myself before and I enjoy them.  I just have to get used to it again.

Anyway, I had to stop to get some gas. As I was standing there pumping it in, I was looking north, and what do I see but a hint of a rainbow. I said to myself, is that real. I kept staring at it and yes, that’s what it was. It was a wide one not a narrow one, so the colors were more diffused. I grabbed my camera and took a couple of pictures, then drove out of there to the intersection hoping the rainbow would stay there until I could get to the other side of the street after waiting at the red light for Pete’s sake. The light turned green and I drove a little further then pulled off the road and snapped a couple more pictures.  I prayed at least one of them would come out. This is over a cemetery, which made it even more profound to me.

12-14-rainbow

Now, here is an interesting tidbit. Both of DH’s paternal grandparents are buried here, and so is my step-dad.

This just makes me smile as I don’t believe in coincidences.

This was a gift from God just for me.

DH is waiting on the rainbow bridge for the wife of his youth, me.

FlowerLady Lorraine

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The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.

John Vance Cheney

10 comments:

Nancy J said...

This was meant for you, and the words in your quote are so lovely.Take care, enjoy the van with a higher seat, you are doing so much that is new,maybe these will help you in all the days to come. Greetings from Jean.

denimflyz said...

It is truly a gift and a sign. You are not alone.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs

June said...

How wonderful that you know it was a gift for you from God! Nothing is a coincidence is it?
I'm so glad to have seen 'your'rainbow Lorraine (that's my middle name :)
sending hugs...

sharon said...

:-)

Karen said...

What a wonderful gift. And a glorious photo! I'm thankful you have a reliable vehicle, one that sits up nice and high. Sending you a gentle hug, Lorraine.

Jane said...

I'm sure that it was your DH sending you a message! How wonderful!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

A gift for you.
I love rainbows
always feel special
when I see one.
Take care...

Susan said...

I totally agree with you. We had the same experience when my stepfather died recently. How wonderful!

thesunroseandthewindblue said...

Lorraine, I believe very much in subtle signs and in little gifts from God.

Skeeter said...

Oh my, a sign for sure from your DH that you will be okay and that he will forever be at your side. How touching this post....